Coal
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 11:57

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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 09:36

The future of coal- CCS technologies


Coal is very high in carbon content; this means that if we continue using this resource the way we do now, our problem with climate change will continue to escalate. Leading academics from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) have issued a report called “The future of coal- options for a carbon constrained world”,  which focuses on how the world can use coal in a way that alleviates, instead of worsening the global warming crisis. 


The growing energy demand and the high cost of alternatives means that worldwide coal use is rinsing. This has very worrying environmental implications, most importantly because of its contribution to climate change. Coal currently accounts for 70% of primary energy consumption in China.
Monday, 20 April 2009 08:51

Summit for CTL industry

As this issue of 25° in Africa went to print, a summit conference involving the key players in the rapidly developing coal-to-liquids (CTL) industry was being held in New York City.
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:14

Problems mount at giant coal mine

The giant Mmamabula Energy Project in Botswana has suffered a major setback that is likely to result in even further delays.
Indian power generation, transmission and distribution company Torrent Power Ltd [TOPO: Bombay Stock Exchange] has joined a popular move that has seen major corporation vie for Botswana’s coal.
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:12

Kusile power station under way

Eskom recently turned the first soil for the second coal-fired power station to be built and completed by 2017.